She was pleasant and direct, even warm, but there was a privacy about her, a reluctance to bare herself completely to the world.

– Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah

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… freedom which on this earth can only be bought by a thousand of the hardest sacrifices, must be enjoyed unrestrictedly in its fullness, without any kind of pragmatic calculation, as long as it lasts…

– André Breton, Nadja